The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

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Status: Post-Production As of July 15, 2017

Post-Production: Filming completed; editing of shot film; music composition and recordings, as well as sound and visual effects being added.

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms movie poster
2018 | Family Fantasy

The story follows young Clara, who receives a nutcracker doll from her godfather on Christmas Eve. When the girl goes to check on it later that night, the clock strikes 12 and she finds herself thrust... more

In Movie Theaters U.S.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Cast more cast

Morgan Freeman
Drosselmeyer
Keira Knightley
Sugar Plum Fairy
Helen Mirren
Mother Ginger
Matthew Macfadyen
Mr. Stahlbaum
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DIRECTOR

Lasse Hallstrom

Screenwriter

Ashleigh Powell

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Rating MPAA

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Storyline

The story follows young Clara, who receives a nutcracker doll from her godfather on Christmas Eve. When the girl goes to check on it later that night, the clock strikes 12 and she finds herself thrust into a fantastical world in which a war rages between gingerbread soldiers and an army of mice.
modified plot formulation from variety.com

Trivia & Production Notes

  • Based on “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” by E.T.A. Hoffmann.
  • Misty Copeland will play the lead ballerina role in the sole dance sequence in the film (Hollywood Reporter, 7/13/16).
  • There will be four “realms,” including the Land of the Flowers and the Land of the Snowflakes (D23 Expo, 7/15/17).
  • Mouse King is a CG creation, “Lil Buck" was used as an inspiration and motion capture (D23 Expo, 7/15/17).
Also Known As
  • Nutcracker

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